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Suggestions for new rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Thad, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Thad

    Thad Well-Known Member

    I already own these but would like something new:
    .204 Ruger
    .270 Win.
    .30-06 Springfield
    .300 Win. Mag.
    .308 will be here in October T/C Icon
    AR-15 will be here in September also
    .17 Fireball will be here in October

    I have a new 2.5-10x42mm scope and now want a rifle to put it on, I was thinking .243 for a new caliber???
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2007
  2. jefnvk

    jefnvk Well-Known Member

    Any thought to 6.5x55? Know it is in the range of the 270 or 30-06, but still a great, accurate caliber.

    Or, are you asking for a platform in 243?
  3. Kilgor

    Kilgor Well-Known Member

    AK or AR-15?

    Lever action?

    Semiauto pistol caliber carbine?
  4. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    until you have shot the pure fun , yet almost recoilless 17m2, you dont know what you are missing, for centerfire , I would suggest either the 17mach4, now called the 17fireball, or a nice 6mm or something fast, in a 6.5, maybe a 260 remington. 6mm is much faster than a 243, with more natural accuracy , and better bbl life. The key is the super long neck on the cartridge.
  5. countryrebel

    countryrebel Well-Known Member

    A good cheap shooting rifle in 223 or 7.62x39.Shoot all day long and does not kill the wallet.
  6. Werewolf

    Werewolf Well-Known Member

    Edit: Oooops! Just realized the OP wants to mount a scope - oh well - the below is a fun selection regardless...

    A lever gun in .45LC, .44Mag or .357Mag would be a fun choice. Marlin makes a number of lever guns ranging in style from Cowboy to a lever gun that takes advantage of modern technologies. I'm partial to a Win 94 myself but they're not being made any more. :mad:

    If you're into really big stuff then a 45-70 might suit ya and for a real hoot load your own with Black Powder and all lead bullets (well maybe 5% tin).
  7. miko

    miko Well-Known Member

    Rem 7600 in .243.

  8. doubleg

    doubleg Well-Known Member

    A FAL type rifle in .223
  9. Big Daddy K

    Big Daddy K Well-Known Member

    I would go with a lever gun.

    Also I saw a pump 45 LC at Gander.
  10. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    Note his locale is Canada.

    So much for any idea of an AR-15 or FAL.
  11. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    I don't see a big boomer in there. I'm gonna have to recommend a .416 Rigby or .458 Lott:evil:
  12. trstafford

    trstafford Well-Known Member

    Considering the scope size that you are working with, a nice 243 with a mid to heavy weight barrel would sound just about right.
  13. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    You need a .223. Buy an AR-15.
    Check out www.lanworldinc.com

    Chris is a great guy, good prices.
  14. martinc64

    martinc64 Well-Known Member

    Just throwing out some ideas.

    .243 as you mentioned. (this would be my choice)
    .223 (I would go with a CZ 527)
    45-70 either a lever gun or ruger #1 single shot
    30-30 lever gun.

    I think you are on the right track looking at a .243 for what its worth.
  15. Thad

    Thad Well-Known Member

    Note his locale is Canada.

    So much for any idea of an AR-15

    Actually we can own AR-15`s mine is on order and will be here in late September:p

    Thanks for all the great help. I do not think I want a big boomer. The .243 is sounding like a winner, but what platform:confused:
  16. Thad

    Thad Well-Known Member

    rangerruck I also have the .17 fireball coming in October from Remington, the stainless barrel.
  17. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    Nice one, Thad, I thorough range report is called for, and get as much facoty ammo as you can to try. Right now, I think just remmy makes it, but hornady may, and you can certainly get a hold of cooper arms, to find out where they get theirs, and also their is Calhoun rifles, I think they load some.
  18. JackCrow

    JackCrow Well-Known Member

    Another vote for .243

    I enjoy shooting mine!
  19. Thad

    Thad Well-Known Member

    I was looking at the Kimber 84M Classic??? Anyone have one?
  20. MudPuppy

    MudPuppy Well-Known Member

    If I lived in Canada, I'd get something restricted to the oppressed Americans, like a STG-44 or MP-40, maybe a CZ-58.

    If I had $400 or so, maybe a M-14? :)

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